Eye Pressure

Managing My Blood Pressure and Eye Pressure While Sleeping

Submitted by dave on Tue, 01/30/2007 - 11:43am

In my first true 24-hour eye pressure monitoring period, where supine eye pressure measurements were taken, I found out that my eye pressure is much higher at night than expected. I also found out that my blood pressure is much lower. That's a bad combination of pressures for the health of the optic nerve.

First True 24 Hour Eye Pressure Monitoring

Submitted by dave on Sat, 01/27/2007 - 1:38pm

If you are continuing to experience deterioration of your optic nerve in spite of having low eye pressure (such as normal tension glaucoma - also called low tension glaucoma), you may find this information very interesting. In fact, I think all glaucoma patients who have any progressing optic nerve damage should have their eye pressure monitored during the night (ideally while they sleep at home in familiar surroundings).

Stress Most Correlated With Increased Eye Pressure

Submitted by dave on Tue, 01/09/2007 - 10:59pm

A little more than 60 days ago, I wrote a blog post and asked, "Does Stress Increase My Eye Pressure?" At that time I looked back and noted that my intraocular pressure had increased as my business situation had gotten more stressful. Since then, we have collected a lot more data. I think it will prove interesting to compare two similar days and see what we can learn about stress and eye pressure given the additional data.

Hi Everybody!

Submitted by Rosalie on Wed, 01/03/2007 - 8:15pm

I went to see my eye specialist (for the first time in over 9 years) in the town an hour from here 2 days ago. I just got home tonight as the weather was snowy enough to make travel inadvisable in the interval. I had some surprising IOP news from the doctor that I wanted to share. I have begun to post the saga at my blog if anyone wants to check it out? It may take me a while.

Quick Summary of My Eye Pressure Over The Last 9 Days

Submitted by dave on Tue, 12/26/2006 - 9:48pm

The combination of diligent stress management along with using Xalatan and timolol maleate (0.25%) without waiting between eye drops has produced very good results over the last nine days. I will comment on the details in other posts, but in this post I want to show the overall daily eye pressure averages for the last nine days because this is the best period on record so far.

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Postural Changes and Eye Pressure

Submitted by dave on Sat, 12/16/2006 - 6:06pm

I found this data interesting. It hints that I sometimes have eye pressure changes related to postural changes. In the chart below, you'll see that my eye pressure went from 17 to 23 to 17 very quickly after I went from lying down to standing (and then sitting).

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